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What’s On

See below for our current and forthcoming events and exhibitions…

Painting For Fun

6th January 2015, 10:00 AM to 15th December 2015, 16:00 PM

Every Tuesday 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00 from 6th January 2015

Free oil painting sessions, open to all but aimed at those out of work or struggling with stress. All materials provided and all welcome! Please email Kim Todd, kimp.todd@gmail.com for more information.


YOGA with Beverley

15th April 2015, 18:30 PM to 8th July 2015, 19:30 PM

Every Wednesday 18:30-  19:30 from 15th April until 8th July 2015 (excluding 6th & 13th May) 

Enjoy increasing awareness, flexibility and strength, building a firm foundation. Suitable for beginners and all levels. Small classes with attention to individual health needs. Reductions for block bookings.

Contact Beverley at bpg@blueyonder.co.uk to register. £6 for each class, large reductions for early block bookings.                                                                                                  

Shadow Play

2nd July 2015, 11:00 AM to 11th July 2015, 16:00 PM

PREVIEW: 2 July, 6pm – 8pm

EXHIBITION: 2 – 11 July  (Gallery open: Tues – Sat, 11am – 4pm)

The Holy Biscuit is collaborating with artist Frances Arnold for a community project and exhibition as part of our ongoing programme to mark the UN International Year of Light.

Shadow Play responds to the theme of light by creating playful activities for visits to local primary schools, community groups, and Heaton Festival in which participants use sunlight and shadow to explore their use of public space. Residents of Shieldfield and Heaton will capture fleeting silhouettes through outline chalk drawings on pavements, walls and yards. These images will be transformed by the artist into an evolving art work in our gallery, resulting in a paper and light installation reflecting the community who created it.

We invite members of the community to come and be a part of the project by visiting our stand at Heaton Festival on Saturday 27th June (12 noon to 5pm).

For more information on the project, please visit our blog.

What is it to be Human?

21st July 2015, 11:00 AM to 25th July 2015, 16:00 PM

Creative Arts Network and Sputnik presents:

The Creative Arts Network and Sputnik launched our mixed medium open submission project in January 2015 to get artists to respond to what they thought it means to be human.

Over the next 12 months, our WhatIsItToBeHuman? exhibition will be showing in London, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Matlock and Birmingham. These galleries will be accompanied by different events showcasing not just the visual art, but also the selected musical and written submissions.

The work will also be displayed online (www.whatisittobehuman.co.uk) and the WhatIsItToBeHuman? pack (postcards, CD album and printed anthology) is available to buy via the website.

Double Vision

22nd July 2015, 11:00 AM to 13th August 2015, 16:00 PM

Exhibition Preview: 6 – 8pm 21st July 2015

Poetry Readings: 8th August 2015

Double Vision is the result of a dialogue between the visual arts and poetry. For many years a central aim of Rolf Wojciechowski’s artwork has been to question the realities we create out of our sensory experience through the perceptual process. His images, often created by manipulating photographs and extending them with the help of other materials into three-dimensional objects, invite the viewer to explore different ways of engaging with perceptions, awaken to their ambiguous, ephemeral and often illusionary nature, and maintain an open-minded attitude towards the multi-layered realities we live through. For Double Vision, Rolf used poems by his friend Bhikkhu Abhinando, a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition, to provide the themes for his compositions. Most of these poems were written in response to photographic material provided by the artist. Rolf then manipulated his photos in response to the texts, creating the images and objects exhibited alongside the poems.

View past shows